Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Database Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-059
Date(s) Issued: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Database Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been discovered in Oracle Database that could allow remote code execution. Oracle Database is a database management system. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in either an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user, or gaining session authentication credentials. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.1.0) for Microsoft Windows x64
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.4.5) Patch Bundle 18590877 for Microsoft Windows x64
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0) for Microsoft Windows x64
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.9) Bundle Patch 18724015 for Microsoft Windows x64  
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
N/A
Description: 

Twenty vulnerabilities have been reported for Oracle Database. Details of the vulnerabilities are not available at this time, however, it has been reported that a user with the bare minimum privileges required to connect and login to Oracle Database can successfully execute arbitrary Java code on the Oracle Database.

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

Actions: 
  • Update vulnerable Oracle Database products immediately after appropriate testing when a patch becomes available.
References: 
Full Disclosure
:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Jun/79
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/68057